This week during his visit to India, our inspiring leader spoke of the necessity for Americans to embrace global economics (big surprise, huh?). Mr. Obama, as one of those who can be comfortable that his job will never be shipped abroad, is convinced that globalism is just terrific.
But the smug attitude of our Republicrat politicians makes me pause & think: Since our domestic “leadership” is pf such poor quality, perhaps America should outsource it to some place cheaper like we have so much else. And after all, the Chinese, Mexican, or Sri Lankan politicians who would take-over the job of running America could not possibly have less consideration for the needs of ordinary citizens than have the U.S. politicians for these past 30 years.
The irony of the global economy is that it has turned into a real-life version of one of those corny movies like “The Prince and the Pauper,” where two people, one rich & one poor, trade identities & the next think you know the poor one is getting rolled in some seedy tavern. In this version, countries like India get the high-tech jobs and get to have a middle class while America winds up unemployed & mugged in some Detroit back alley.
So much for Barry renegotiating the free trade agreements or passing legislation to stop rewarding companies that ship their jobs overseas. Remember how he promised to do those things during the 2008 campaign? Yeah, well he was hoping you wouldn’t.
Bill Clinton and his BFF, George “W” Bush are still making the rounds in Haiti. The two of them together remind me of the old George C. Scott comedy movie, “The Flim-Flam Man,” wherein two traveling con men bilk inhabitants of the American south (if you have not seen it, I highly recommend it). If the Haitians have anything of value left they better check on it before those two leave the island, or it might turn-up missing.
Clinton now apologizes for helping undermine the ability of Haiti and other impoverished nations to feed themselves by strong-arming them to buy cheaper U.S. (subsidized) rice. Doing so eventually killed their domestic farming and brought them higher unemployment. I wonder when he will get around to apologizing to American workers for NAFTA?
As for Dubya, he actually shook hands with some Haitians. He really is a caring guy after all! Oops, and then he was caught on-camera wiping his hand on the back of Clinton’s shirt.